Paiste 20" 2002 Flatride 2000s

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  • $150$240

The most recognizable of all Paiste cymbal lines, the 2002 series is known for its bright attack, clear projection and strong ties to rock. It is also Paiste's longest-running series, with some models in continuous production since 1971.

A Paiste innovation originally released as part of the 602 series, the Flatride features extremely subdued overtones and a dark ping sound, making it a great choice for low-volume playing situations.

Years of production: 1971-2004

Composition: CuSn8, "2002" Bronze (92% copper, 8% tin, traces of silver)

Notable artists: Ndugu Chancler, Rod Morgenstein, Frank Beard